I got accepted to 2 schools....

  1. so now I need to decide on which one to attend for Fall, 2005!

    I applied to two schools just to be safe and just received my acceptance letters the other day. I am so excited but am having a hard time deciding on which program is the best for me. Any suggestions on how I can make this difficult decision? I should mention that both schools are in PA. One is a hospital based program run by a major health system in Philadelphia and the other is at a private college where I have been taking pre req classes since Fall, 2003.

    I welcome any advice you may have for me. Thank you!
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  3. by   Nurseinthemaking
    If it were me, I would do the hospital one in a new york minute, just because I would think that you would get more hands on.
  4. by   manna
    Compare cost, clinical time, pass rates (NCLEX), retention rates, ratios, etc if you have not done so already. Talk to students in both of the programs, graduates, nurse managers and see what they think about the program and the nurses it produces.

    Good luck making your decision, and congrats on your acceptances!
  5. by   BunnyRN
    Quote from collegemamma
    so now I need to decide on which one to attend for Fall, 2005!

    I applied to two schools just to be safe and just received my acceptance letters the other day. I am so excited but am having a hard time deciding on which program is the best for me. Any suggestions on how I can make this difficult decision? I should mention that both schools are in PA. One is a hospital based program run by a major health system in Philadelphia and the other is at a private college where I have been taking pre req classes since Fall, 2003.

    I welcome any advice you may have for me. Thank you!
    It all depends on what you're looking for in the nursing field. Are you planning on getting your Master's degree. Then the BSN program would be better. Also how much of the BSN degree requirements have you completed already? The hospital program is good to get hands-on experience and probably secure a job for the future, however, are the classes there going to help you for any future educating advancements that you might want to make. There are so many factors that you can look at to make your decision. As someone said before the nclex passing rate, and please do get feedbacks (POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE ONES) from both nursing programs students.

    I chose to attend a community college because of financial problems, but I plan on continuing my education. So in my case MONEY was an important factor when it came down to choosing which school I wanted to attend.

    GOOD LUCK!!!

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